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Scuba divers exploring a rock formation in the Andaman Sea during a dive at Ao Nang Local Islands.

Access All the Best Dive Sites in Krabi Area

Situated on the Andaman coast of Western Thailand, our location in Krabi provides smooth access to the best dive spots in the Krabi region. Right off the coast of Ao Nang, you will find many local islands teeming with lively coral reefs and fascinating marine life. A little bit further South, roughly an hour away, you can spot the famous Phi Phi Islands, known for their numerous and splendid dive sites. In addition to our local islands of Ao Nang and the Phi Phi islands, our spacious speedboat grants divers access to remote and awe-inspiring destinations like Koh Haa in the Koh Lanta National Park, as well as the irresistible trio of King Cruiser, Anemone Reef, and Shark Point, heading west. With such a vast variety of dive sites available, we make sure to cater to your specific certification level and preferences. If you’re not sure where to go diving in Krabi, read on to explore the unique features of our amazing dive sites.

Phi Phi Islands

Ao Nui, Bida Nai, Bida Nok, Hin Bida, Kled Gaeow Wreck, Lana Bay, Malong, Maya Corner, Mushroom Rock, Palong, Pileh Wall, Red Wall, Viking Cave, Wang Lang, Whaleshark Wall

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Located about 35 kilometres from Ao Nang, the Phi Phi Islands are among the most sought-after dive sites in the Krabi region. With our custom-made catamaran boat leaving from Ao Nang, we take you smoothly to these magnificent dive sites in just over an hour. 

Consisting of two main islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley, the Phi Phi islands and their surroundings offer a variety of approximately 15 dive sites, each with its unique characteristics. On the main islands, dive sites such as Malong, Palong and Viking Cave offer beginner-friendly shallow, sloping reefs and sandy areas suitable for training. The main islands also have multiple deeper dive sites with occasionally more challenging conditions, offering opportunities for more advanced divers.

The Bida Islands (Bida Nok & Bida Nai) are possibly the most impressive dive sites we visit on our dive trips to Phi Phi. Both sites are interesting to both beginner and experienced divers, as they have something for everyone: walls, sandy bottoms, deep & shallow. The Bidas usually boast massive schools of yellow snappers and blacktip reef sharks.

For more advanced divers, Phi Phi area offers more challenging sites such as underwater pinnacles Gareng Heng and Hin Bida, and The Kled Gaeow Wreck. Intentionally sunk in 2014, the 48-metre wreck now lies at 26 metres, with the top at 16 metres. The wreck is covered in abundant local marine life, such as massive schools of yellow snapper and barracudas, as well as lionfish and frogfish. 

Common sightings in the general Phi Phi area include hawksbill and green turtles, blacktip sharks, giant moray eels, seahorses and huge schools of fusiliers and snappers. Occasional appearances of whale sharks, dolphins, and spotted eagle rays add to the excitement. Colourful soft corals are present at many of the Phi Phi dive sites.

Ao Nang Local Islands

Koh Daeng, Koh Dor, Koh Haa, Koh Mae Urai, Koh Samet, Koh Sii, (Koh Talu), Koh Yawabon, Koh Yawasam (North and South)

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The Ao Nang local islands are known for their stunning scenery, characterised by towering limestone cliffs rising from the sea. These islands offer a distinctive scuba diving experience just a short ride away from Ao Nang via either speedboat or longtail boat.

The local islands consist of a total of ten dive sites, each offering a different experience suitable for divers of all levels. Conditions here are generally gentle, with mild or no currents, and most dive sites maintain a relatively shallow depth, usually not exceeding 18 metres.

While visibility in the Ao Nang local islands tends to average slightly lower compared to dive sites farther offshore, the unique biodiversity found in these waters is truly exceptional. These islands are a sanctuary for stingrays and macro marine life, with an abundance of nudibranchs and shrimps concealed among the reefs. As you venture through the healthy reefs, swim-throughs, and walls of these distinctive dive sites, you may also have the opportunity to encounter bamboo sharks, seahorses and a few turtles.

For those passionate about coral conservation, the island of Koh Yawasam is home to our conservation partner Coralyfe’s coral nurseries, which are a delight to witness.

King Cruiser, Anemone Reef & Shark Point

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The King Cruiser, originally a car and passenger ferry, now rests on the sandy bottom at 31 metres, forming a wreck 80 metres long, 20 metres wide. Covered in white and pink soft corals, the top attracts schools of jack and snapper, occasionally accompanied by great barracuda. Diving the King Cruiser is typically straightforward, however, challenging currents can be experienced around full moon and black moon periods.

Right nearby, Anemone Reef is notorious for creating the King Cruiser wreck. Ranging from 1-3 metres near the surface to a max depth of 30 metres and covered in vibrant soft corals and anemones, it’s a haven for seahorses, shrimps and cowrie sea snails, with occasional sightings of eagle rays.

Shark Point (Phuket), just a five-minute boat ride from the King Cruiser wreck, features a series of pinnacles, with the first reaching to the surface. It is named after the frequent sightings of leopard sharks. Divers may find seahorses and ornate ghost pipefish amidst the sea fans and coral for a pleasant surprise.

Koh Haa

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In just under two hours on our catamaran speed boat we can get you to one of the Andaman’s most exquisite gems, Koh Haa. Despite its name meaning “five islands”, Koh Haa is six captivating limestone islands. Koh Haa is ideal for beginners, experienced divers, and snorkelers. The picturesque azure-coloured lagoon of Koh Haa, with a depth of around 6 metres, offers an excellent visibility and a shallow environment for novice divers amidst a vibrant tapestry of soft and hard corals. Experienced divers can explore deeper areas, such as Koh Haa #4, Koh Haa Yai, and the famous Koh Haa Chimney. Exciting marine life to spot in Koh Haa include Garden eels, Batfish, and Great Barracudas.

Please note that Koh Haa is closed during monsoon season, adhering to marine park conservation regulations.

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